29Jun 2017

Supporting the health needs of refugees.

As a General Practitioner (GP) who specialises in refugee health and mentors registrars (GPs in training) in this field, I see a common theme; refugees receive the common Australian healthcare ‘routine’. However, many factors need to be considered, such as their country of birth, their past and current living conditions or their […]

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11May 2017

Cervical screening: what’s changed?

Cervical screening: what’s changed? Have you, like me, been tempted recommending to low risk women that they defer their due pap smears until after 1 December 2017? Or, have you considered changing cervical screening recalls for low risk women to five years as they start coming through? The strong message is “Don’t!” General Practitioners (GPs) are […]

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04May 2017

Why I love being #JustaRuralGP.

I am not “just a GP”. I am “just a rural GP” and I say that phrase with pride. As GPs we can make such important differences in people’s lives, and play an important role in a community as well […]

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03May 2017

GP. The Baskin-Robbins of medicine.

If Baskin Robbins is the 31 flavours of the ice-cream world than surely GP is the Baskin Robbins of medicine. Who else can go from vaccinating a 6-week-old baby to excising a melanoma to performing a pap smear all before breaking for a coffee […]

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28Nov 2016

Administering intravenous iron in General Practice

Administering intravenous iron in General Practice First published on Medical Republic Until recently, iron infusions were strictly a hospital-only procedure, but they are now easy to do in general practice. Jasmine is a 15-year-old girl with an obsession for crunching on ice, diagnosed with pica syndrome. Your investigations show that her Hb is low at 76g/L, […]

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